A well done, yet at times, hard to believe, rapid paced Wartime action series. Set in the early arrivals of the American forces in North Africa, The Rat Patrol takes on a true to life tactic created by the British of lightening attacks by jeep on German targets behind German lines.
The stories are well written, nicely directed, yet a bit of a stretch at times, and definitely studio produced. With the exception of the dune desert scenes, the Southern Spanish Mountains can be seen in the background more often than not and that anyone knowing geography would know that there isn’t many mountains along the North African Coastline.
Though, The Rat Patrol has many good story qualities, is a great 30-minute action show that is swift and constantly entertaining.
I recommend this series as a more flip side to a more serious series like Combat!.
This series is available on DVD and is reasonably priced.